2010 Census Block Map, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana In discussion of the decennial mandate to redraw the city’s council districts.
Bloomington, Indiana, 1954 map. Population (1950): 28,163. Approx. area: 4.50 sq. mi. Approx. density: 6250/sq mi. Bloomington, Indiana, current map. Population (2010): 80,405. Approx. area: 23.36 sq mi (Census). Approx. density: 3450/sq mi. Bloomington, Indiana: 1954 map superimposed on current map.
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Bloomington’s population was 69,291 as of the 2000 census. The 2010 census figures came out in February, and Bloomington is now officially 80,405, an increase of 16 percent. The news was quite a surprise. The Census Bureau was expecting us to shrink for the first few years of the last … Continue reading
A week ago, Saturday, August 13, was as quiet as it gets in Bloomington without it being a holiday. IU classes wouldn’t begin for two more weeks. By Monday the 29th, the full impact of 42,000 students on this city of 80,000 would be evident to all. Which is why … Continue reading
To remain competitive, Syracuse U. helps rehab its hometown. Continue reading
Bloomington elected officials have used their offices to make the statement, but have not committed the City itself to any formal action. The distinction is significant. Continue reading
What does that adjective mean, anyway…”alternative”? Because when I think about it, I just find it insulting. Bloomington created an Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan (the ATGSP, a mouthful of an acronym) a few years ago. It troubles itself only with bicycling routes and pedestrian paths like trails. That word … Continue reading
Last year, Garden Hill’s neighborhood association was born again. I watched it happen. Garden Hill is the neighborhood south of the Stadium and north of the tracks. At least, it used to be a “neighborhood”; for decades, it has been overrun by student rentals, perhaps 95% or more, due to … Continue reading
Up for First Reading tomorrow: IU wants the city to vacate a block of Walnut Grove. (Remember, First Reading is a formality; the Council actually begins discussing this issue Dec. 10 at Committee of the Whole.) But I can tell you right now, despite my unreasonably high hopes for IU’s … Continue reading